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HOW TO-INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED SPLIT EXERCISE

Here's an amazing and effective "How To" video on intermediate-advanced split exercises with Angela D'Valda Sirico.

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RIVETING INTERVIEW OF BROADWAY CHOREOGRAPHER JOANN HUNTER BY ROYAL ACADEMY OF DANCE CBE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE LUKE RITTNER

Dance Teacher Web is thrilled to present Luke Rittner CBE, Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Dance doing a fascinating interview with the choreographer of the Broadway show "School of Rock" JoAnn Hunter... Enjoy!

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DANCE TEACHERS... HERE'S HOW TO KEEP YOUR CREATIVE FLAME BURNING BRIGHT ALL-YEAR LONG

We know how hard you work! How much time, energy and effort you put into all that you do for your students, parents and staff. Well know it is your turn! Let us give you the VIP treatment by joining us at the ultimate Dance Teacher Summer Event!

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3 TIPS FOR CHOREOGRAPHING A MUSICAL THEATRE PIECE (FROM A MUSICAL THEATRE PURIST)

As someone who spent the majority of their professional performing career in the musical theatre genre and is passionate about the content and context for which it is taught in, I’ve been seeing this trend which has me a little disheartened. Call me old school, call me antiquated, but those of us setting musical theatre/theatre jazz pieces have a responsibility to our young dancers to do it justice and truly understand the genre for the piece we are setting.  The three tips below hopefully will offer a new perspective and help continue keeping the magic of classic musical theatre alive....

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NOT EVERY DANCER BELONGS ON POINTE- AND THAT’S OK

One might think that the natural progression for every ballet student is to progress from a pre-pointe class to a pointe class. That is true for many, but there is a demographic of dancers who are either not ready, not anatomically built for and don’t have adequate enough technique and body awareness to enter such an advanced and challenging area of dance. Furthermore, there are dance students out there without the persistent dedication and commitment to enter the world of pointe.....and that’s OK. The dance world is big enough for everyone and not everyone has to be a prima ballerina...and in reality they won’t be....

 

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WHEN DANCE STUDENTS WANT TO QUIT

It's inevitable. At some point in owning your dance studio a student is going to want to part ways and stop dancing. If you're lucky, it may happen only a handful of times over the course of your career, but the reality is it's going to happen. To add insult to injury, unfortunately it's sometimes the dancers that we can't fathom losing because their presence and talent in class and rehearsals inspire us and make us better at what we do. But, many times it is..............

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TIPS FOR GETTING RECITAL READY!

Studio Directors, that time of year is quickly approaching and recital season is in the air. Below are some quick tips and reminders to get you organized in the weeks ahead and keep you on target for an amazing and stress free recital season!..........

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